Short profile

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Graduation
Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none
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Standard period of study
7 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
8 weeks
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Credit points
210
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Teaching language
German
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Application
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)

Brief description

The motor vehicle as a complex technical product requires development skills at a high level and on a university-wide scale. Therefore, development work is only possible on an interdisciplinary basis. The prerequisites for this are very well given by the integration of all faculties of the TU Ilmenau in the course of studies of automotive engineering.

The education in the degree programme in Automotive Engineering is oriented towards the state of the art through intensive research cooperation with the automotive and supplier industry in Germany and abroad, especially in the areas of development, testing, production and quality assurance. The practice-oriented teaching is guaranteed by intensive training in vehicle-related design, measurement and simulation technology, modern practical training in the laboratory and on the vehicle test track, as well as in close cooperation with honorary professors and guest lecturers. Students are involved at an early stage in the research of the specialist areas through student participation in research teams and independent work on project tasks.

A successful course of study leads to the professional qualification "Bachelor of Science". It qualifies for the Master's degree programme.

Our self-test will help you to find out what requirements are placed on you at the beginning of your studies and how well your abilities and aptitudes match the desired course of study.
To the self-test

Content of study

Fundamentals (e.g. mathematics, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, computer science)

24 %

Mechanical and electrical engineering (e.g. electronics, machine elements, technical mechanics, production technology, engineering design, product development)

36 %

Automotive technical applications (e.g. dynamics of motor vehicles, drive technology, measurement and sensor technology, communication systems, transmission technology, vehicle development)

21 %

Optional compulsory modules (e.g. lightweight construction, power electronics, technical management)

 
3 %

Non-technical subjects

3 %

Basic and advanced internship, bachelor thesis

13 %
Detailed subject overview: Modultafel Automotive Engineering
         

"What I particularly like about studying automotive engineering is the many opportunities to gain practical experience."

Deni Pfeiffer

 

Practice during studies

The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of eight weeks. If possible, it should be completed before the course of study, but can be completed by the end of the 4th semester. The specialist internship in the 7th semester lasts at least 12 weeks and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.

Fields of work

  • Automotive and supplier industry
  • Scientific facilities
  • Testing and expert bodies
  • Engineering offices
  • Public service

Marcel studies automotive engineering at the TU Ilmenau

Michael Reichel (ari)
Michael Reichel (ari)
Michael Reichel (ari)

Further information

Contact

Student advisory service

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Valentin Ivanov

+49 3677 69-3869

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

Related study programmes

Online consultation hour for the study programmes Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics and Optical Systems Engineering/Optronics

You can reach us on Thursdays from 15.00 - 16.00 via WebEx-Meeting

Click here to go to the WebEx room | meeting identification number: 842 757 258

Professors and staff members are happy to answer questions about studying at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

We are looking forward to interesting conversations!